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the storm for one death in maryland. here in new york city a construction crane collapsed. it's dangling over midtown manhattan at around 58th street. officials say inspectors and engineers plan to climb 74 flights to check out the damage. closer look now. meteorologists say that high in the air the wind gusts could well have hit 95 miles per hour. farther downtown, the facade of this building collapsed. this is 14th street around 8th avenue in the chelsey neighborhood. fire officials report nobody hurt. lower manhattan is now in the dark after the utility company con ed cut power to the shush tip of the island. rick leventhal is in point ileasant, new jersey where the storm is either now about to come ashore. in fact, we have just gotten an alert, the center of thehurre landfall within the last seconds. officially in south jersey. and that's where rick leventhal is now. rick? >> yeah, shepard. somebody should tell sandy that she is not a hurricane anymore. she is sure acting like one. i wish we could show you what's going on in the street outside. we will try. you really can't and the v
over the local airwaves in new york city and other metropolitan areas all over the twitter universe and authorities wonder, do we have to reassess everything that we know about the way we build, the way we allow for egress and ingress, no one thought a category one storm, but that is not the end all and be all of storms could do what this storm has done. over the next hour we will try to bring it to context and show you the maps we worked with yesterday to show you where this happened. it is new york city and down the shore of new jersey and state after state after state the disaster of 2012. the storm that tore up the east coast has brought misery to tens of millions. a thousand mile stretch of the united states. think of that: a thousand mile stretch feeling the effects of a rare weather system that slammed the region with 90-mile-per-hour winds, heavy rain and a record-breaking storm surge, crushed the reports in the tri-state area. coastal communities are flooded up and down the eastern seaboard for hundreds of miles. the new jersey shore among the hardest hit where the governor
. and take a look at this. the crane appears to be just hanging on. the new york city mayor says it's not in danger of falling. we'll take you live to the scene. as the monster storm moves on to it land and nails the northeast. >> hurricane on steroids, i think she just juiced up. >> do not underestimate lives. >> this looks like another meti where we need to come together all across the country. >> shepard: tonight, the epic threat from super storm sandy. ' its first from fox this monday night, seems the forecasters were right on almost every single point. the east coast of the u.s. now taking a direct hit from the most powerful storm ever to hit the region. ever in recorded history. and tonight, officials in maryland are reporting the first death they have just reported it. and what they are calling a storm related crash. a life look now point pleasant in new jersey where the sun has set near the spot hurricane is now coming ashore: they say the monster storm will spread devastation far and wide on east coast and far beyond. one of two main roads into atlantic city, new jersey. l
ets hit areas jersey shore. atlantic city is now under water. >> we live team coverage for you this morning. todd is live and marine awe molina in the weather center kelly wright in virginia beach. >> i am being told we are going to start with you, maria. we need to find out where this storm is and where it is heading. >> it made land fall yesterday outside of the atlantic city area. not so much because of the rainfall mostly because of the storm surge. that is also a record that we set across the area. motor manhattan and the hudson river. we heard about significant damage to subway lines through tunnels during some flooding right now even water on runways. we have been talking about how large sandy is 800 miles wide so we are seeing damage as well further off to the south where it made land fall across new jersey. blizzard conditions across western parts of the state of virginia, actually west virginia. snowfall simulations as well a foot of it being recorded. we can see anywhere 2, 3, 4 feet. still ongoing 50 right now across new york city. very large storm system. heather a
. that is important. we will get into the details. it is in south jersey right around atlantic city. the exact location is not that important. the whole region will get it. the flooding has begun in jersey and in new york. sandy is on a collision course with a winter storm from the west. and a blast of frigid air from the north. when the three systems meet, forecasters say that will create a once-in-a-lifetime weather phenomenon. >> do not underestimate this storm. these forecasts for the surge are really extraordinary. though are talking about surges that we have not seen before. there is nothing at all to be taken lightly. >> this is not a time to an show off. this is not a time to be stupid. this is a time to save yourself and your family. >>shepard: the governors of new york and jersey and the east coast grinding to a halt. 5,000 flights are canceled. mass transit in boston, philadelphia, washington, dc, and new york city at a standstill. the tunnels in and out of the manhattan, are shut down. the train stations from new jersey which bring commuters close to a million a day into the city,
still into the 40s and 50s from jfk to newark and into new york city. want to check on that. winds going to take a long time to go down. such a wind wind field and a big storm for many people. you can see this extending back there is rain going to cause significant flooding. that white there is snow, greta. we're talking about a significant snow event. that looks like not as much rain at times here, winds into higher levels of the pat moss sphere, might see another bout of winds going across the shores again. also, we'll see off shore flow so if you're just seeing one of the reporters seeing very strong winds on the other side of the storm. quickly flooding going on across the northeast high winds up to maine. and blizzard condition was this across parts of the central appalachians. over four million people without power, another 48 hours of high winds. when you get those numbers it takes a long time to get power back up. >> i'd go back to covering hurricane katrina. we thought it's a situation so much different at night than when the sun came up. i'm weary about what is going to happen
. shepard smith and studio b. >>shepard: residents of a new york city neighborhood that burned to the ground during the storm, those pictures are just unbelievable how there. they returned to find that there are no homes. we will speak to a man who witnessed the fire like. the new york stock exchange re-opened today. all the fears of gloom and doom and a huge sell off, it did not happen. it was the longest weather-related shut down in more than a century. a huge news day all comes unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the storm has left nothing but the tremendous damage. today, the president found down in badly hit atlantic city, nothing, for a look at the destruction. the new jersey governor christie greeted president on the tarmac ahead of a helicopter tour of the damage. he has been one of the president's toughest critics but he says he doesn't care about politics right now and they are working to egg to heard the national guard and state recover. officials tackle the recovery effort, there is much despair, a last it, million
: you know what? the big concerns across the new york city subway system, the mta chairman is saying that they're probably facing the worst disaster they have had in the 108-year history of the subway system with the water in there. it is salt water. they have to figure out how to get that water out of the subway system. and when they do that, it is salt water, it is corrosive. they have to find a way to clean everything. we could be in a world of hurt in the transportation system, in new york city. so that's a big problem. we know that the tunnel between new york city and hoboken is across the hudson river. that's taking up water. the path tunnel, the train system, as well. so big, big problems and another high tide cycle that is going to come in at 9:00 in the morning. we'll see the storm surge or the water rising there. so we could see additional flooding, unfortunately. winds, take a look at the wind field. we have the winds in the 25 to 35-mile-per-hour range in chicago and cleveland. in the 40s right now. a wind field from canada, towards parts of the deep south is really, real
in new york, next fox news sunday. noift night ♪ >> a fox urgent. as you join us, new york city is dwriending to a hall six seconds about ago, about they shut down the subway city. sandy is headed for the the most populated areas, and this is heroes falkner, our continuing coverage, the scene along the east coast, the wind, the waves are churning and expected the impacts will be felt for hundreds and hundreds of miles. and 50 million americans projected path as it's skirting northward away from florida and carolinas, roughly out of one out of every six people in the country lives in the areas, in the hurricane target zone. presentation rains, severe power outages that could last for days and along the coast the beautiful beaches and river towns, a wall of water from the surge officials warn could be deadly. mass evacuations ordered a short time ago, imagine this, manhattan down near ground zero, a ghosttown right now. thousands of flights canceled, amtrak shutting down its busiest northeast service lines and the new york city transit system as i just said less than a minute ago
, the great white away is already dark and the streets are already quiet, as the city that never sleeps hunkers down in the face of sandy's franken-storm, the wicked pre-halloween collision of a tropical hurricane with a wicked storm coming from the west and frigid air, arctic care coming from canada and the danger is not limited to the coastal area. it's feared the coming mega-storm will spread half vick from north carolina, to kentucky, virginia to west virginia, to pennsylvania all the way to the east coast to the great lakes. there will be inland flooding, downed trees, widespread power outages, and impassable streets in many areas. and bear in mind, hurricane sandy is already a killer storm, having claimed almost 60 lives in jamaica, cuba, haiti and tbahamas. and here is our special coverage of the mega-storm of 2012. here outside fox news world headquarters in manhattan this is the literal calm before the storm. it's chilly, breezy, but so for it's a dry night. bands of rain are approaching the new york city area, extremely high tides expected, wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour,
. a live look coming now across the hudson in new jersey. half of the city in the dark, including the financial district. where the markets opened today for the first time after the storm. a deficit stated region begins to crawl back to life. >> we have a ways to go but we're beginning to make some real progress. two days after sandy hits the northeast like a sledge hammer the rescues continue. homeowners up and down the east coast now getting their first look at towns that may never be the same again. tonight, president obama surveys the damage in new jersey. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. >> and promises that relief is on the way. plus, remember the election? >> i know we have huge challenges. but i'm not trend by them. >> shepard: with less than a week to go until the next goes to the polls, governor romney jumps back on the campaign trail. but first from fox this wednesday night, assessing the damage after the unprecedented storm and with each hour the full scope of sandy's destruction is becoming clearer. earlier today, president obama toured t
're going to get through this together. it's a city that always does. let me summarize for our spanish speakers in our audience. [ speaking spanish ] >> the message is one more time. don't call 9-1-1 unless it's a life-threatening emergency, and number two, don't go out and don't drive. you're blocking the emergency vehicles from getting where they want to go. por most of the people who stayed off the roads and particularly awful those who got out of zone -- all of those who got out of zone a when we ordered everybody to get out, you made the right decision, and we're grateful for the cooperation, and we'll do everything we can go at th to gf the services we need to everybody and to get the city going. most of it i hope will come back during the day tomorrow. we're going to get through this the way we always do. thank you very much. >> greta: this is a fox news alert. tonight a monster storm sandy slamming the entire east coast. powerful winds and torrential rain turning dangerous and deadly. already at least five confirmed deaths in new york. one man was crushed to death when a tree f
. floods have taken over many of the underground systems in new york city and the brooklyn battery tunnel which connects lower manhattan to brooklyn is basically underwater as well. you will see amazing pictures over next couple hours. they're coming in every minute as we speak. this super storm has literally knocked out power to more than 7 million homes and businesses in 17 states. nearly four million dark in in new york and new jersey right now. this storm plunged parts of lower manhattan into complete darkness. it turned the streets near wall street into rivers. basically, from just south of the empire state building down. they have complete darkness. a very eerie sight for everybody in this area. let's go to rick leventhal who has weathered this storm throughout the night in one of the hardest hit places on the jersey shore. that is point pleasant beach, new jersey. it is beautiful beachfront area so hard hit. rick, what can you tell us today? >> reporter: martha the sun peeking out for first time in more than 24 hours. we're getting first look at widespread devastation along the new
city skyline. thanks forever inviting us into your home tonight after hurricane sandy. people coming together. that's a good thing. that's it for "special report." fair, balanced and always unafraid. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." tonight, the dramatic images from that devastating storm. including this shot from the construction pit at the world trade center. sea water cascading into the still gapping hole. plus, from above the jersey shore, massive, widespread destruction caused by a once in a lifetime storm. >> we're talking months to recover from this. >> shepard: millions of people across the northeast without power. [chainsaw] >> shepard: shore towns from virginia to connecticut under water. >> this is the worse i have ever seen. >> shepard: the nation's largest city at a stand still. entire new york city neighborhood burned to the ground. >> absolute and total devastation. >> shepard: and now the storm has turned into a blizzard. plus, thousands of passengers still stranded at airports across the nation and around the world. halloween, we have got the kids at home
day. sandy strengthens and targets a paralyzed east coast right now. you have new york city basically shut down. coastal areas in new jersey, maryland, virginia, preparing for the worst. this is a massive, massive storm. and it could truly affect people from maine all the way down to north carolina. as far west as the great lakes. that is 900 miles from coast to coast. good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum, here in "america's newsroom". bill: i'm bill hemmer. good morning of live today from cincinnati, ohio. it is the critical battleground state in the race for the white house only eight days away. sandy making her presence known on the trail. president obama canceling an hour ago a trip he planned to orlando, florida. he will monitor the storm in the white house. the romney team dropping fund-raising e-mails up and down the east coast. over the next two hours we will talk to the voters of this critical state, especially in the southwestern part of the state and talk about why ohio could be the most critical battleground state of 2008, martha. martha: you about first, bill, tea
wind gusts have head. it is expected to make landfall around atlantic city, new jersey. the resort town reporting heavy damage to the boardwalk there. the casinos are closed for the fourth time in history that that has ever happened. heading up the coastline to point pleasant beach, another popular tourist destination along the jersey shore. today it is evacuated. look at the live pictures. the wind starting to pick up, you can see the surf for yourselves. that is still about 90 minutes away. further north to new york city in battery park, that is at the southern tip of manhattan where john was, one of the lowest points in the city. the rain is starting to pick up. the promenade -- live pictures. you can see the statue of liberty very vaguely. there she is. but, not where you would normally see people riding their bikes, walking their dogs, expected to be swallowed by a wall of water 6 feet high. we have a dozen reporters stationed along the coastline. we will begin with janice dean who will start us off with a big picture. reporter: 60 million people. the angle of the storm is going to
strong winds really whip around these traffic lights in see side heights. atlantic city sunder water. >> we have live team coverage for you. kelly wright is in delaware, todd starnes in new york city. maria molina in our weather center tracking the storm telling us where it is going. we are going to start in new york with todd. good morning. >> good morning. i have to tell you the big story is the fire in queens new york. it is a section called far rockaway over by the atlantic ocean. this was in the evacuation zone some 50 homes caught fire. that fire started around 11:00 last night. a very tragic scene. we understand firefighters had difficulty reaching those homes because there's 3 feet of water in the street. 200 firefighters battling by the gusty winds that are still blowing. you might remember we have a taste of what happened early afternoon when a giant crane snapped on top of a guy p ant high rise. 90 stories tall. it was dangling over the streets of new york city. the other big issue is the storm surge that happened. i was in the storm surge had a chance to walk knee deep in
. >> gretchen: we have every angle covered for you . peter is in the beach. and todd in new york city and we have maria molina as well to bring us the latest on the weather situation. >> brian: first we will update you overnight. a massive fire burning in queens. devastating to see and no sign of being contained. 50 homes are in flames at this hour and the situation is going from bad to worse. joining us on the phone is power authority spokesman michael. michael so far 50 homes. are firefighters working on this? >> right now facts are sketchy. we believe that the power was out in the area before the fire started and so we are not involved in the fire-fighting activitis and we don't know the cause. >> steve: i know that apparently 25 houses are destroyed so far. and 195 firefighters are working the blaze two people with minor injuries. the problem in cases like this, michael, sometimes when a fire starts, if there is flooding firefighters can't get to it and it gets oust control. >> i can't speculate on the issue of the fire. there is a lot of outages and breezy point has been out of power fo
sandy hours away from hitting land and it will hit the middle of new jersey, around atlantic city at a time when this storm has already been causing havoc among the most populated regions of the country, stepping back from this, this is an area that affected one out of five living americans and if you citizen the reach beyond those directly impacted to those who could be in the days and weeks appear you are talking about one in four members. so, a cobs station with a population that obviously doesn't need any further explanation. we should also let you know they are shutting this island of manhattan down. already the brooklyn battery and holland tunnel and to and from the lower part of manhattan are shut down and the north most bridge on the island is shut down. but the mayor has made it clear if the wins pick up he would shut down virtually all remaining arteries connecting this city to the rest of the world. so, america's premiere city would be blocked down not seen since 9/11. and the crane has been getting a good deal of attention and this is outside a building known as 157, a
more showers moving in across parts of long island and toward new york city and connecticut and still up toward maine. the worst part is that means the wint direction on the surface is out of the southeast, and it will continue to push water in toward this area of the new york harbor where we have seen incredible flooding across parts of manhattan and lower manhattan. big time snows across the area of the central appalachians. we have blizzard warnings here. we have winds that are over 35 miles an hour and very heavy snow. it is reducing visibility. it will be causing drifting conditions. some areas will see well over two feet of snow by the time this is done and maybe even significantly higher than that. the bull's eye of snow is across west virginia. we will see it across tennessee, kentucky and maybe to the north georgia mountains. we will see snow across parts of ohio accumulating by the time this is done. we still have understand winds. winds are gusting across the coastal areas. take a look at these numbers. gusting at 62 miles an hour in cleavland. 53 miles an hour in columbus,
. some people chose not to leave. that included atlantic city, new jersey, where a section of the boardwalk washed away. emergency workers were rescuing some residents with light boats and -- lifeboats and high water vehicles throughout the day. at this point, the governor told people if you are still home, don't try to get out. hunker dune try to ride the storm out. the storm surge could be tight 12 feet. the winds are at their peak of the day. right now, for more on the storm, we are going to doug mckelway in delaware. >> thank you. two major developments this afternoon, served to basically isolate the community and others along the peninsula. earlier in afternoon, the storm breached the dunes south of here, effectively meeting with the back bay, shutting down the main coastal route. route 1. bethany beach is closed. they remain closed for some days to come. in addition to that, the chesapeake bay bridge that links baltimore and washington to the eastern shore of delaware, maryland and virginia has always been shut down. because of high wind warnings. the good news is the
mecca of atlantic city n west virginia severe blizzard conditions. five million people without power. >> this monster storm bringing virtually all transportation did do a stand still no. one going anywhere. the transit situation at the local areas where we find molly in washington what is going on there? >> over the course of yesterday, today, tomorrow, nearly 14,000 flights will have been cancelled because of sandy. this is we're talking flights in and out of the northeast corridor of the u.s. usually one of the busiest sections of the country whit comes to daily air travel. that is 13600 flights cancelled yesterday. 7600 flights cancelled today. and more than 4800 cancelled for tomorrow, we expect that number to go up. if you have a flight be sure to call haerkd sheer how one official explained it this is similar to what you can see in a snow storm. with the absence of snow. airlines moving planes out and work for the storms to pass then work quickly to resume normal operations afterwards. >> there are not a lot of stranded passengers here. there is so much advanced notice about th
in the heart of new york city. and knocking missiles out of the sky. tonight perform interceptor test on a scale nobody has ever seen. this one is real. we are watching the opening moments of what could be an enormous natural disaster because the first alert forecast for that so-called franken storm getting worse by the hours. hurricane sandy already killed at least 40 people across the caribbean. 40s in the haiti, jamaica. that is only the beginning. meteorologists say this storm is soon going to clyde -- collide with a blast of artic air and that could turn it into a juggernaut. a super storm. government first alert forecast ever first alert forecasters say there is a 90% chance of virtual certainty that this super storm will blast the east coast. perhaps 10 inches of rain in some spots. perhaps two feet of snow in others. and out of control storm surges all over. one meteorologist says sandy could potentially affects more than 66 million americans. from florida, up through virginia beach, in to new york. boston, and maine. the governors of virginia, maryland, new york, and pennsylv
first". the entire northeast including major cities from washington to boston bracing for sandy. it is a monster storm. it is projected to bring life threatening storm surges with hurricane force winds and even heavy snow to some parts of west virginia. in the meantime sandy has shut down some airlines mountain transit into the new york area. the new york stock exchange stools a schools and banks as w. >> we have live team coverage for you. peter doocy sis live in delawar. mriz bette pran in the outer banks of north carolina. first we start with maria molina for the latest on sandy's path. where is sandy now? >> it is more than 300 miles away from the new york city areas to the south and southeast. we have an update from the national hurricane center. hurricane center moves through the storm and found out sandy has further intensified. the pressure dropped more and incredibly low out across the latitudes. maximum sustained winds stronger as well at 85 miles per hour. sandy is forecast to continue to strengthen and becoming post tropical system or extra tropical system that is no
. the storm's impact felt across the country. travelers stranded in cities up and down the east coast. thousands of flights already canceled. rail service through the northeast also suspended. mass transit in big cities like new york and philadelphia and boston is shutting down. thousands in low-lying coastal communities forced to flee sandy's wrath. people sandbagging, preparing for the worst, what could be a massive storm surge and flooding. we've got it covered on "happening now." jenna: we start with this fox news alert. new york state is planning on closing two major tunnels going into manhattan at 2:00 p.m. eastern time today. bridges in and out of the city are staying open for now as an unprecedented monster storm paralyzes the east coast. hurricane sandy strengthening as it closes in on 50 million americans and more than half a dozen states with destructive winds that could reach the coast to the great lakes. i'm jenna lee. it is not just the storm by the way. it rareliry is, it is the storm surge we're watching today. hundreds of thousands ordered to evacuate low-lying areas
an enormous inferno in new york city. 80 homes burned to the ground in one devastated seaside community. many evacuated residents still uncertain whether they have a home to go back to. >>> a new jersey nuclear plant deer clairing an alert after floodwaters rose seven feet high. an update and more all "happening now." jon: good morning to you, from a shell-shocked northeast. i'm jon scott. jenna: nice to have you back in the studio. jon: great to be back. jenna: you felt the elements out there. jon: it wasn't as bad when i was out there as it got. jenna: show you comparisons yesterday, you get the feeling what the last 24 hours means not only for new york city but the entire east coast. i'm jenna lee. we're so glad you're with us today. new york and new jersey declared major disaster areas, one day after the super storm, named sandy slammed into the u.s. mainland and left behind a trail of devastation. at least 18 people are dead across seven states and more than seven million now without power. you have huge portions of the state of new jersey underwater at this hour, including the resort to
out there at least some of which including the mutual association of new york here in new york city are getting tax payer dollars yet we don't know what they are actually doing with that money. >> it's not acorn. these are new groups. it's not the same thing. >> these are groups that have the same directors have the same tax id numbers tame employer identification numbers in many cases the same employees. >> congress cuts them off they change names. >> i can tell you when i worked at the house over site committee as an investigator we went to an inspector general's office and an auditor told staff when we found direct evidence of say corn housing misusing federal grant money the auditor said, look, it's $10 million. it's a $10 million grant. when you are dealing with that little amount of money we don't send an audit. >> these are poverty workers i assume most of them are helping people there are a few bad apples or acorns. but so what if it's the same people. they weren't all trying to help the fake pimp break the law. >> it is special concern if they are getting our tax dollars to
a dollar. now, here's the thing. when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act. said this is too serious a problem, we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. forget that dollar have you to put in. here's $10. that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said, look at this devastation. we don't expect to you come up with your money, here. here's the money to rebuild. we are not going to wait for to you scratch it together because you are part of the american family. what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? where's your stafford act mony? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as m >> greta: now, that was part of the speech that was not reported on in the 2008 presidential campaign. other parts were covered, but they were still controversial. one example, then senator obama, praising his controversial pastor reverend jeremiah wright. this was just three months after he cancelled him from giving a prayer in his 20
city they will be on the northern end of the storm system and we will see the rise in water out here. we could be looking at a storm surge as high as eight feet. as we coincide that, we are talking about a lot of coastal flooding for many of these people. a lot of flood watches from north carolina and as far inland as cleavland, ohio. this is not just a coast ali vent, but well -- coastal event. >> that does not look good. we will talk about how to prepare for the storm. he will add getting your meds in place for this hurricane. >>> the eastern u.s. faces a threat from hurricane sandy and taking it seriously. that's a good thing. parts of the of the northeast with mandatory evacuations. sandy is whipping the carolinas right now is making her way up the coast. we go live to north carolina where a tropical storm warning and a flood watch are now in affect. elizabeth, what is going on there? we seem to be not getting any reprieve. the wind and rain is relentless, and we are getting pelted by very, very cold rain. the wind is 25 to 30 miles per hour, but we anticipate through the night u
city and long island that anybody has ever experienced, to put that into perspective for you. a very strong, incred iible, daicialtion, potentially deadly storm we are watching. a very interesting or annoying technicality is coming out of the national weather service, and the national hurricane center. tell not be a hurricane. and so when it makes landfall -- meaning meteorologically, it will be a nor'easter, so while it is now hurricane sandy, it won't be a hurricane when it comes ashore. the national hurricane center is -- will not be issuing advisories for it, therefore, no hurricane warnings have been posted. but the impacts and the effects across the northeast will be every bit as bad as a significant hurricane here. so because you are want hearing hurricane warning, tell happen. what is happening, local weather service offices are issuing local wind advisories, to central appalachians to the northeast, high wind warnings, a big inland event. i want to show you the wind field. those are winds, 30 miles per hour. darker blue is 50-mile-per-hour storms. right now, we have the 30-m
of atlantic city, new jersey about 100 miles away. but the winds off the ocean were so intense that they killed 18 people here in new york city and at least 40 overall. the destruction was immediate. trees and power lines collapsed. hudson river overflowed into the brooklyn battle battery tub. atlantic city the gambling mecca under water in many places. and the machines that we use and depend on collapsed all over the region. cell phone service gone. land line gone. cable tv out o. power to your house nonexistent in many places that means darkness and candles and whining children. this was life back in 1850. when it got dark, it got dark. there was no length. but today americans are so dependent on the machines that this kind of interruption can be devastating. in fact, the power companies estimate it could take up to 10 days to get full hour restored in the northeast. you can bet terrorist all over the world are jotting that down in their notebooks. the sad truth is that america's electrical grid is obsolete and we do not have enough money to put it under ground where it belon
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system in the country shutting down, effectively bringing new york city to a standstill. president warning people to take this seriously because sandy could possibly be the biggest storm to ever hit the united states mainland. >> my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard and atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice. >> gregg: this storm is in the minds of all americans including on the campaign trail. here is vice presidential nominee paul ryan a short while ago in ohio? >> let's today when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that is coming. let's not forget those fellow americans of ours. >> gregg: doug is live in delaware where residents are anxiously preparing for sandy? >> it is basically here right now. winds are gusting probably about 30 miles an hour. gusting a bit more than that. gust comes along and knocks you off your feet a little bit. this is
towns to get slammed and that is ocean city maryland, steve harrigan streaming live to us from there. steve. >> reporter: we are in chrisfield maryland one of the hardest hit towns, it's right on the bay. we have been watching rescue operations throughout the day. the rain is coming down. floodwater tph-s three to four he town and many people trying to get out. yesterday the first responders were working by boat, today they are working by vehicle. we've seen a lot of national guard, sheriff's and fire departments out in humvees. people have been calling them to get them out of their houses. we've seen a number of elderly couples, as well as mothers with young children. they are scared, they are cold, they don't have electricity, and they are asking for help. we've seen them carried out really by hand, by these firefighters, many of whom have been working the past 24 hours. one fire tkhaoef told me we ar chief told me we are not getting paid for this but it's a privilege to serve. we have seen them break up the towns in grids going door to door banging on doors and pulling out people
. look, cities are spending 41% of their revenue coming from the state. they're not balancing their budget. the federal government has 40% of their budget they're borrowing from other countries. once you haveny type of austerity measures in place, you'll feel it at the local level. take the money now because it may not be there later. to the state's point of view, you either pay them now or pay through unemployment. so it's a win-win for the states. >> christian, you can't deny our pension funds are broke. so get the people out while you can. maybe you don't have to pay them. >> it's one too. it may be useful in a lot of circumstances but again, i would like to remind everybody government employees provide valuable public services. it's not just a matter of items on a balance sheet. >> you're talking -- >> you want to make sure -- if i can finish, that you provide services in the most efficient way for taxpayers. if you end up buying out -- >> let him -- >> providing that benefit, then that's a problem. >> jonathan. >> nothing efficient about government spending, especially in
up. the unthinkable horror that cigaretted -- that greeted us in new york city. a million comes home, taking one kid out, comes them her two young children stabbed to death in the bathroom. police say their nanny killed them before she tried to kill herself. a live report coming. new polls show the presidential nominees are now neck and neck and even more battle ground states are neck and neck all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, the super storm headed for the united states could turn into a weather phenomenon, tens of millions of people live in the national hurricanest tracking zone. in fact, the act number is some 66 million people. forecasters say there is quit a bit uncertainty on the path. we are told sandy could target florida, georgia, new york, new jersey, connecticut and new england. the hurricane has caused death and destruction across the caribbean. right now it is battering the bahamas and whip up surf on the east coast of florida. forecasters say it will come ashore along the eastern seaboard. rig
cities on the east coast. new york. philadelphia. washington, d.c. we've got rick eleventhal, steve harrigan and david lee miller on the ground for fox team coverage. but first, go to janice dean in the fox news weather center for the big picture. janice? >> we got the latest advisory, kimberly. new information in the fox news extreme weather center. still a hurricane >>> 90 miles per hour sustained winds. probably making landfall in next hour or so. somewhere along new jersey. the storm center is 30 miles east/southeast. want to give you a few bullet points here. qualm island, new york, 84 miles per hour wind gusts. 900,000 people without power in new jersey. and new york. 23-foot wave recorded in new york harbor. water levels 7.6-foot surge at sandy hook and battery. 6.7-foot. those are amounts that we have not seen. at the peak of irene. we're dealing with a history making storm. let's take a look at the center. we expect the center to make its way on shore in the next hour or so. so landfall perhaps within the hour. bring you the latest. there is the latest track again. moving w
city denied. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ >> gretchen: good morning, we start with an extreme weather alert. devastation sandy has left behind unimaginable and cities must begin the grueling recovery . the super storm killed 55 men, women and children and first responders. estimates of the physical damage are at 20 billion dollars and the recover will have to wait. eight million people are in the dark and aren't expected to get power back for weeks. hardest hit is new jersey, new york and pennsylvania. meanwhile, the president of the united states asked mayor bloomburg, i would like to take a look at all of the damage and mayor bloomburg had a press conference and said we are flattered by the fact that the president of the united states would like to come and visit us, but not right now and we are really busy and the first responders need to pay to exeem put things back in order. it would be great if the president goes to new jersey and the president will tour the devastation with the chief executive new jersey chris christy. >> gretchen: when the president comes the city is s
raleigh 63 over new york city. otherwise you can see lingering some drizzle out across up state new york down into parts of pennsylvania. we are going to continue to see the showers and storms through out the day today across portions of the northeast parts of the carolinas down to the state of florida. a lot heavier if you head southbound into the state of florida. quiet out over the plains. if you start across the northern rockies we have a strong system dipping on down. that is producing snow across western montana and accumulations out here. snow dipping town with winter weather across parts of the northern rockies. high temperatures in the 80d across texas 75 new york city. >> thank you so much. now stories you can bank on. your share of the national debt soaring by thousands and thousands of dollars. lauren simonetti on the fox business network. how much do we owe now. >> congratulations you owe 137,000 dollars. that's the average household's liability when dividing the treasury debt of 16 trillion by the noom of u.s. households. uncle sam tacked on additional 1.3 trillion to the n
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in the 20s across new york city across philadelphia. if you head westbound we have stronger winds across portions of the great lakes. that's what has been kicking up the waives across the great lakes. lake michigan wave heights as high as 20 feet through out the morning today. we will continue to see the wind dying down 20 mile per hour winds in the chicago area and temperatures heather and ainsley pretty cool on the western end of the storm in the 40s across chicago, cleveland and that's your high temperature. >> maria molina thank you very much. we will check in with you later this morning. >> now quick headlines for you. in a few hours president obama will head to new jersey for a first-hand look at the devastation from the monster storm sandi. he will tour the damage with governor chris christie and thank the first responders. he visited the american cross headquarters and vowed america will get through this. >> this is a tough time for a lot of people millions of folks across the eastern sea board, but america is tough. and we are tougher because we pull together we leave nobody beh
helicopters into the city. >> what do you expect to be the most difficult rescues to be? >> well, right now, we know of a few people who have -- are getting hypothermic. there are some families with children that we're concerned about. we know that the new york police department and the fire department in new york are also out there. they are inundated with calls. they have many more than the call that came directly to us. and so, there is a lot of people out there who do need some help right now. we are going to have -- we can't get to them and neither can the police or the fire department right now. we will wait for the weather to break and daylight to come. >> so what do you -- tell those people? can you communicate with them? >> well, the way we are communing with them is via cell phone, as long as their cell phones at a so, we can keep contact with them and make sure things are going good for them, giving them advice and encouraging them to wait until rescueirs can get to them. hopefully, in the meantime, the major part of the surge has hit us and has begun to recede. hopefully, they w
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ocean . >> steve: like a lava lamp. new york city closed. all public transportation is hut down hundreds of thousands evacuate the danger worse on long island where brian lives. >> brian: as i came in to work anna was going to work in long island, what are you seeing by the wind? >> we'll see get hit. the ocean is geth angrier by the minuted. the concern by emergency management not that the burn behind us is eroding from the wind. but 8:19 high tide they are concerned that the water will come along the boardwalk and once it is low tide it may not recede much. they are trying to find higher ground for the first reponder type ridiculous and they were the only one to come over the bridge and it was closed. awe county is under mandatory evacuation. and many people have been heeding the warnings and remembering what irein did last year. in fact, one point, the bay was touching the atlantic ocean in the narrow part of the island and this will be a lot nastier than irein. it is it hard for people to wrap their mind around that it is something they are not seen in their life time. some people ar
in towards new york city, and that's why we now have significant flooding. i believe we have live pictures or pictures out of new york right now into lower manhattan, and water is going into the battery tunnel right now that connects lower manhattan into brooklyn, and it has now been inundated with water. getting all kinds of reports of water in the east village, in the west village, and it's slowly moving up further in towards the area. i want to show you this wind picture because we're about to see the worst of our situation. right now we have high tide, right there is the battery. that's the very lower end tip of manhattan right there. the winds now have switched to the southeast. that means we'll see the worst of the storm surge pushing in here right at high tide. we've already got water levels two feet higher than we've ever seen. that goes back to a hurricane that was back in 1822 or 1821, so almost 200 years, that kind of a storm. it's not just right here. this is the immediate impact to the area that's under dire stress right now, all kinds of reports of major damage. the city of h
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. that includes long branch, 50 miles south of new york city. right now you're looking at a swimming pool, standby, full of debris from a building torn to shreds by wind and water. the sand stripped away and piled in the streets exposing beach heeds. we go south to spring lake, new jersey. that town is over 100 years old. a lot of folks go for vacation and the weekend that kind of thing. the longest portion of the boardwalk in the state of new jersey. you can see the remnants of it at the water line, the pounding surf tore off each and every board. further down the coastline there is total destruction in the beach community of seaside heights, home of an iconic amusement park, and now look at it. something about these images, something about the roller coaster, the ferris wheel in the ocean, it's just wrong. for generations families have spent their summers here, trace gallagher records on what happened in seaside heights in moments. but now we're going to go to another community that took sandy straight on and that is the town of manaskon new jersey, as officials go door to door look for people t
assistance to pay 10% of what they use. however, when florida was hit by hurricane andrew and new york city by the terror attack on 9/11. the stafford act was waived. but in new orleans, after katrina, president bush waived the act for just 60 days. angering mr. obama and others. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act. said this is too serious a problem. we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. forget that dollar you have got to put in. here is $10. and that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said look at this devastation. we don't expect to you come up with your own money here. here's the money to rebuild. we are not going to wait for you to scratch it together because you are part of the american family. what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause ] tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> bill: now, when mr. obama refers to the people down in
, new york. new york city subways remain shut down for a second day because of massive flooding. new york not the only place struggling to recover from a monster storm that is blamed for 55 deaths. ohio feeling the sheer force of sandy did. this powerful storm knocked down trees, snapping power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of folks in the dark there. that is drop this the bucket compared to more than eight million who have no power. at the height of the storm. some as far away as michigan. a big chunk of the outages in new york. check out incredible video from huntington, long island. you can see as sandy rip as massive tree out right by the roots. this monster storm also changing the landscape of an rye conic part of new jersey, washing away parts of the jersey shore. look at that. a roller-coaster in the ocean now. before-and-after pictures of seaside heights. governor chris christie toured the area. he described the damage as unthinkable. >> literally the boardwalk at seaside heights is washed into the ocean. i saw a roller-coaster and a log flume sitting in the ocean toda
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